Dancer DIY

Dancer DIY Ep. 2 - Odor Eaters! Shoe Sachets to Kill the Stink!

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It's summer. It's hot. And it's summer intensive season. I don't know about you, but I can smell my shoes from the other room.

How about a Dancer DIY to alleviate that? 

These nifty shoe packets are inspired by Shoe Dogs, which I saw in a Discount Dance Supply ages ago and decided I didn't want to spend $20 on something I could make myself. 

(Actually, that's usually how my DIYs are born... me being cheap.)

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Let's make an Odor Eater!

Step 1 - Cut 2 pieces of fabric (or use a scrap) large enough to fold over and make a small pouch. I like my stink patties to be about 2 inches wide and 4-5 inches long, so they can fit in any shoe. Honestly, it doesn't matter what size you make.

Step 2 - sew a little pouch (You can do this by hand or with a machine. If you sew by hand, use a backstitch so the filling doesn't leak out!)

Step 3 - Fill the bag 1/3 to 1/2 of the way full with baking soda. (Optional - add 2-3 drops of Essential Oil such as tea tree, rosemary, or peppermint to help kill odor and mold)

You can also add a few of the gel beads that come in new shoes or handbags, but I wouldn't recommend that for using around kids.

Step 4 - turn the edges over and sew it shut!

Stick one in each shoe in your dance bag, and in the bottom of your bag to catch any odors that might crop up. If you change out of your sweaty dancewear before going home, it's good to have a drawstring bag with an Odor Eater in it to separate your dirty dancewear from everything else.

Happy Crafting! And don't forget to check out the other DIYs!

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